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A Separate Peace (1972)

PG | | Drama | 27 September 1972 (USA)
Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
John Heyl ...
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Gene
William Roerick ...
Mr. Patchwithers, Headmaster
Peter Brush ...
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Brinker
Scott Bradbury ...
Chet
John E.A. Mackenzie ...
Bobby
Mark Trefethen ...
John
Frank Wilich Jr. ...
Quackenbush
Elizabeth B. Brewster ...
Mrs. Patchwithers
Edward Echols ...
Mr. Ludsbury
Don Schultz ...
Dr. Stanpole
Paul Sadler ...
Naval Officer
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Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to the fullest. The two boys attend the Devon School, which prepares them for military life that they will most likely be subjected to. The film begins with a narration by an older Gene, traveling back to Devon some years later. The thing he wishes most to see is the tree, which had a great effect on the boys' lives. Written by Anonymous

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From the best seller that really knew a generation.

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The scene where the boys all suddenly start singing "Hitler has only got one ball" was unscripted. Director Larry Peerce continued filming to see how it played out, with the scene ending up in the final cut. See more »

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A Great Film, A Great Book
6 December 2002 | by (Exeter, New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

When I read this book some years ago it was because I was forced to read it in English class in High School. I grew up in the town where the book and movie were set, Exeter New Hampshire. Seeing the film brought back memories of my childhood in Exeter and all the visits I made to Phillips Exeter Academy, otherwise known as Devon in the book. The character development is much better in the book, but the movie does do the book some justice. This movie is a must-not miss and should always been shown to a child growing up.


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